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israel teamed up with turkey wanted to launched one of its recent attacks all syria that's according to sources officials have strongly denied the claims. meanwhile syria's miniature reportedly prions a rebel lab or a tree used to produce and store chemical substances the claims come from syrian state television. plans under spreads across the u.s. with police firing rubber bullets at crowds protesting the controversial acquittal of george zimmerman the schole dad an unarmed black teenager.
and a welcome to our c twenty news live from moscow my name is you. main story now for the first time since the outbreak of this syrian conflict israel used tigerish military bases for one of its recent strikes against syria that's according to the sources that makes a stunning this now from our middle east correspondent paula slee. auti sources tell us that israel used turkish military bases to launch attacks inside syria the latest attack was carried out in early july when there was a pre-dawn strike on the syrian city of latakia that allegedly targeted russian made anti ship missiles u.s. officials speaking on condition of anonymity say that this attack on this weapons this hope was in the words and israeli airstrike it happened not far from a russian base and there is suspicion from many quarters that israeli find hundreds were responsible a number of syrian troops were killed and wounded in those explosions no one has
officially come out saying was in came this voice ability for the attack r.t. requested a reaction from the israeli government about the government declined to comment what is important is that the attack from the reports we have from our sources here in r.t. originated on the turkish side of the border al sources telling us that is lazy saying if you live from base inside to a key and approach the taqiyya from the scene to make sure that they stayed out of the syrian air space so that they could not become a legitimate target for the syrian air force this if true is yet another graze an israeli attack on a foreign country without any declaration of war as well in turkey have not been the best of friends in recent years we had the fewest tell incident back in two thousand and ten in which nine people were killed that was condemned internationally and although there were conflicting reports as to exactly what happened israel never stepped forward with an apology and till march and when his
role did apologize turkey accepted the apology there was a lot of fanfare and international coverage made over that but it was really surprising because the two countries were really at odds at the time to give accorded some bastard a suspended ties with israel and what we see now is a sudden change of. heart in turkey towards israel this is a very unusual regional development because you have both regional powers who looked at odds with each other and then we have this recent information about cooperation of an attack inside syria now it might be a real surprise for many of our viewers how deeply embedded israel and turkey at one stage were the two countries had very close relations in the one nine hundred ninety s. particularly military cooperation all of that deteriorated after the fertility incident they can now be legitimate questions asked about these sincere motivation
for the apology that israel gave over their fertility incident questions need to be asked how and why an islamic country like turkey is allowing its arch enemy israel to use turkish bases to bomb a nother muslim nation and no doubt there is going to be massive fallout for turkey because of this cooperation with israel turkey and israel have been at loggerheads since the twenty turned commando raid on a turkish humanitarian aid flotilla which spunk fury from ankara and at the time to turkish prime minister erdogan accused israel of carrying out a massacre saying tell of a wouldn't be able to wash the blood off its hands turkish outrage was echoed by a un human rights council report slamming israeli troops for breaching international law and using an unacceptable level of brutality in twenty twelve trial in a percent here began four full for me israeli commanders on charge of inciting murder cruelty and torture however on march twenty second this year all legal
action came to unexpected and abrupt halt after benyamin. no one spoke on the phone with these really pm expressing his regret for the loss of turkish life and limb my colleagues were sir you spoke to a journalist money writer whose extensively covered the conflict in syria and he said turkey has always remained israel's top ally in the region no matter what's happened between them. this pipe of the critics of prime minister in the in the past years especially in turkey is still a very important ally and maybe maybe the most important and i hope he's right in the region what's more important for turkey then getting rid of assad or keeping on good terms with the rest of the regional players turkey is we have to remember a very very important nato member and turkey knows that it is acting also for the nato turkey it's now or right now providing the military bases for the nato
patriot rocket system which are directed against syria so turkey knows how to conduct its own let me tell it neal ought to mondrian more of being the leading power in the region and with its role playing in the nato and the nato is toward syria very aggressive and very aggressive syria especially the united states but what do you think of such cooperation between some of the syrian government's toughest rivals in the region mean now for the assad regime well i don't think that this is a huge change for the general situation because. what's supporting in the past the so-called rebels in this what the media claim it is a civil war but isn't the reality since a long time approx ebor we have right now militants from more than twenty five nations fighting in syria against the syrian government and of course east road was supporting the rebels they were they were they fall and arms and weaponry made from
. the revenue side and turkey also is supporting in a strong way the rebels on syrian soil. in the meantime has denied israel used one of its bases to launch a raid against syria as aussies pointlike. in an interview to the turkish media the turkish foreign minister has denied any involvement in the alleged israeli attack against the weapons deco in syria however artsy have sent requests to the administration of the turkish prime minister the administration of the turkish president to the turkish foreign ministry and they haven't come out with a single word in response to the matter we haven't had any comment not even a no comment from any of these turkish government bodies turkey's prime minister has been quite
a vocal supporter of the syrian rebels and he's called for president bashar assad to step down on a number of occasions repeatedly in fact but behind the scenes it's been reported that turkey is one of the main corn jewett for rebel weaponry flowing into syria turkey's an open door policy toward syria which means that from two thousand and eleven there's been some four hundred thousand refugees flooding over the turkish syrian border into southern turkey and it's not just refugees actually we've got opposition figures rebels. getting medical treatment in southern turkey planning operations from turkey even fund raising in turkey so that part of turkey is somewhat of a safe haven a so-called buffer zone for the syrian opposition now we know that the syrian turkish border as a result of that has had some tensions there's been some exchanges of artillery and
mortar fire in the past that have also been a number of terrorist explosions in the region which has blamed on damascus and damascus in turn has pointed the finger at is a missed militants that have been flooding across the border that turkey is allowed to come in and out of the country freely but the most tense moment in relation. between syria and turkey was that when the syrian government shut down the turkish requirements on its plane last year and at the time turkey requested that nato that its nato allies come up with a collective response but that never happened so publicly at least turkish officials have maintained that they do not want to be in any direct military involvement in syria so this strike on the time this month proves to be an israeli defense force operation it could become the country's fourth of talk against syria in six months and let's now take a look back at some of the previous air raids
a military compound just outside damascus was bombed from the air on train yuri fires this year a second similar operation reportedly happened may the third and that's one rocket strike a warehouse of damascus international airport allegedly containing a surface to surface missiles just two days later a massive blast that was described as earthquake like showing this a military base that was targeted in january and all occasions that tox were justified as operations to what about missiles allegedly bound for hezbollah and not all this trying to have been confirmed publicly by senior government officials that's only been done through anonymous sources so historian and middle east expert mark almond believes israel's motivation is far beyond stopping weapons supplies to has. israel has an interest in pretty helpful getting the weapons but the broader context is not just syria but also we are wrong and i think that's we're talking as
cotton wooll could place because turkey is a historical military ally of israel with a lot of cooperation between the turkish military and israelis but it also is a largely islamic country and it also borders iran but it could be a conduit for a potential strike into iran through its own aspirations would make it much more difficult to arrange something coming from israel i would say the israelis worried that missiles sent from iran to hezbollah valar syria could be used as a revenge attack if they were to move. discuss a preemptive strike to try and knock out the ring so that is where the by themselves would hope the americans israel may find it quite useful for turkey to be thought to be an active ally in its power operations against syria and potentially against iran so that even if the israelis have plans perhaps to strike iran from a completely different direction the risk is that the turks a turkey turkey will be held responsible and turkey could be drawn into conflict
with this is going to destabilize inside turkey. meanwhile syrian state t.v. has announced the army has discovered a rebel or prated chemical lab or a tree packed with toxic substances the military claims they were destined to be packed into mortars and used at time government forces in damascus it comes a week on for the army found more than two hundred eighty barrels of hazardous chemicals at a rebel hideout in a different city the city where you are in boston it claimed it was potentially enough to destroy the whole city if not the whole country allegations of chemical weapons being used by both sides have been a crucial issue in the international dispute on how to handle the conflict in syria by the rebels and their side regime have repeatedly made claims and counterclaims over the use of nerve gas and defense consultant amman rightmove says it's now vitally important to find out whether rebels are getting the chemicals. but the.
point of the really stupid military. they should. let. you know what you really. think of. all the. oh you rock you look at news. like. oh well you know like iraq and all. it going after one man and destroying the nation like the old me react. not react to riot but it went the iraq so i'm sure we want. that activists in syria say a car bomb packed with explosives has gone off outside the police headquarters in the capital damascus at least thirteen people have reportedly been killed most of
them policemen states midis blaming that on terrorists claiming a suicide bomber detonated a car in the residential area of the city no one has yet claimed responsibility for the incident and there have been ten attacks on damascus says the start of the year that killed more than one hundred seventy people and of course we'll bring in more on the story as we get it. this is all c.n.n. still ahead for you in the program as edward snowden remains holed up in moskos sheremeta airport would take a closer look at this scope of his revelations in just a couple of minutes to stay with us. all across the world middle classes from the traditional rich to emerging economies feel the pain of the global financial crisis millions of them and governments to be more accountable and have strategies to meet rising expectations the failure to do so has led to mass protests and political people is the world prepared for
a globalized middle class. do we speak your language anything about the will or not of the. news programs and documentaries some spanish more matters to you breaking news a little too much of angles stories. here. in troy altie spanish to find out more visit actuality. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so silly you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm tom harpur welcome to the big picture.
here watching all see line from mosco welcome bought several u.s. cities have been grabbed by protests against the controversial acquittal of george zimmerman who was cleared of murder charges after shooting dead an unarmed black teenager demonstrations turned violent in los angeles while police fired rubber bullets at crowds in new york several protesters were arrested. thousands of books treats in this issue santa and has an important time with the nations in los angeles now the rally has gotten some would say quite violent violent because some of the protesters participating in the in the justice for trayvon are rally were shot at by rubber bill bullets those bullets were fired by police officers in los angeles and the arrogant receiving reports that some protesters have been transferred to local hospitals to be treated for their injuries we don't know how it will stream the injuries our streets are clearly still full with lots of protesters that are have been walking hour by hour all through the streets of
manhattan and started out in union square in the procession of people just grew larger and louder i caught up with the crowd it out was probably in its thousands on twenty third street and at that point the crowd was so large that cars could not pass through the streets hording to what we know there have been at least five arrests that number is and you know we're being more cautious but that number according to reports that number is quite quite higher now what has brought all these people on to the streets of new york city in los angeles and boston elsewhere is clearly the frustration aggravation that millions of americans have with the verdict that came down for george zimmerman george zimmerman as you mentioned was found not guilty and acquitted on the charges of as second degree murder in a neighborhood watch volunteer shot and killed seventeen year old trayvon martin it was in self-defense now that was his claim and that's what the jury of how millions
of americans believe that this is not just a matter of stand your stand your ground or or self-defense is a matter of a man that was a community watch person that was armed with a gun we spoke with some of those participating in the in the rallies here's what they had to say this verdict makes it very clear and gives a green light to anyone that. once a shoot you kill a youth of color and you can get off the rock and go on and live your life and it's ok i do have a daughter and it's terrifying that i now have to go and have this conversation with her about being profiled and keeping her saying and helping her understand what she has to do to keep herself as safe against other people and the police department. now overnight protests from saturday to sunday did get quite heated particularly in oakland california where we saw video of the windows of police cars in the windows of buildings being smashed by some of those that were
participating in rallies meantime the u.s. justice department has announced that it will be investigating and looking into whether or not a civil rights prosecution should be raised against george zimmerman. and of course we're bringing you the latest updates on those in the mound verdict process in america you can always had to website on to dot com to get more on this story including dramatic images from the scenes of the demonstrations and the we have more news for you online including russia stagers its largest military drills in soviet times about one hundred sixty thousand servicemen and one thousand times and one hundred thirty planes all taking part in the war games we have the full story on our web site. and taking to sky is a canadian engineer has created the world's first human powered helicopter had to also have called to watch the video of the revolutionary machine a fueled only by the pilots peddling.
edward snowden's fate could finally see some clarity as the whistleblower was reportedly a reapplying for refuge from moscow meanwhile glenn greenwald the guardian journalist who is sad to to hold all of snowden's future revelations claims the next could be the american government's worst nightmare. called takes a closer look at just what's been revealed today. well not only are civilians from all over the world being monitored but so are governments that are closely allied to the united states according to newspaper reports thirty eight separate missions and embassies have been surveilled the countries believed to have been spied on are in green that starts in the asia pacific region south korean authorities to reinforce and bugging measures after their missions were allegedly spied upon japan also fell foul to u.s. surveillance now moving it to the middle east iran's nuclear facilities of course
a long time cause of contention were apparently targeted by a computer virus created by the u.s. and israel in two thousand and nine it's claimed the n.s.a. got their hands on top secret communications between russian president dmitri medvedev and his delegation during the g. twenty in london if we move to europe french president francois hollande said negotiations over a huge pending trade deal between the u.s. and the shouldn't go ahead until washington halted any surveillance activity on a new allies moving to latin america where oil and military purchases were monitored in venezuela there were also telephone and e-mail intercepts in colombia a close military ally of washington while brazil has expressed its deep concern about revelations that its citizens were spied on in an industrial scale now these are just some examples of the thirty eight countries missions and embassies the u.s. are thought to have spied on and many of these nations remember a friendly to washington one such country is germany which was particularly stung
by snowden's revelations europe's strongest economy is it seems being closely watched by the united states with around five hundred million data intercepts each month these include mehta data on emails telephone calls s.m.s. text instant messages meanwhile in china of course the country that allowed snowden to slip through the net when he fled hong kong leaks revealed that of every chinese computer that is hacked thirty three percent of these attacks originate from in america. can i pay addressed and it's not just civilians being monitored hospitals and universities are also being targeted when you look at the scale and the scope of america's global surveillance program and the fact that allied governments have also been bugged in recent years it makes it increasingly difficult for washington to get continue using national security as a justification for simply appears to be mass espionage. meanwhile in germany while the words united america appeared on the walls of the u.s.
embassy on sunday comparing washington's spying tactics to east germany's infamous secret police the stand was carried out by the hacktivist group anonymous just a week after a similar action by a notorious internet activist came dot com. residents of the district of london could soon be out on the streets authorities say people living in lambeth social housing blocks need to be relocated because the council can't afford to keep them. has been gauging their reaction. it is said to be his castle but now those living in social housing here in the london borough of lovebirds fighting a fierce legal battle to save their homes if you. have a cease fire an old negotiate a treaty which. recognize julian and his neighbors live in what's been dubbed short life housing there used to be thousands of such chains in lamberth now there are
just seventy five short life housing came about some thirty years ago when the councils who couldn't afford to maintain these properties gave people who needed than the opportunity to live here for little or no rent on the basis that they maintain them now though with house prices having skyrocketed the council wants them back those who took part in the short life of arrangement invested large amounts of time and often money to bring the properties up to a habitable standard. so. crude. a flooring. replacing now or maybe but this one flooring with all. on today's property market in these times you know what a substantial sum and with council budgets being cut to the land it needs the
money in a statement to our t.v. they say the coalition government has instigated a wanted program of cuts financial constraints in local government and as a result is extremely short of the capital necessary to upgrade its social housing stock needs to raise capital to fund works resolving the short life properties offers a way for generating part of the capital we require i feel very strongly that we need to keep affordable housing in the long run we need to keep prices and that it's wrong to be selling them off for short term profit when actually these people could be given tendencies and pay rent to lambaste but the homes should stay in affordable social housing for people who can't afford to buy. but has offered to re house the residence but often the opposite the house is far from the community many have spent the past few decades and the homes they've invested in and love the two pound signs in their eyes they're just interested in steam rolling it through
they're not looking at the social values of a human costs it's whole by looking at the bottom line and i understand my conformities have to look at a bottom line but you know this is no way to be raising funds off the back of people's lives the need by the council is being protested all across the borough of various events including a flash mob at the state agency. but as those who live in short life housing anxiously await the outcome of their legal cases many feel that land labor council that the cooperative council is in fact shutting them out. so. r.c. london. and world news in brief for you this hour on violence is again on the rise in egypt's restive sinai peninsula islamic militants that have fired a missile at a bus killing three people and wounding seventeen more security officials say the vehicle was carrying workers going to
a local cement factory and another incident militants blew up a police station that was under construction leaving one person seriously injured the mayhem in egypt has led to concerns over security in sinai which borders israel the region is flooded with weapons smuggled in from the libya. because really prime minister binyamin netanyahu is again raising his anti iranian retro an interview with america's c.b.s. he called iran's incoming president rouhani a wolf in sheep's clothing the time jaco also owns a ratcheting up of sanctions on tehran and is prepared for military measures if they don't. and a wave of blocks across iraq killed more than forty people on sunday and alone in one incident three bombs exploded near us policy had or has in the city of claiming at least eight lines their death toll has now surpassed three hundred in the month of july as a rockets fired by sectarian violence it's continued to escalate displaying the
ramadan fast. that's coming your way think it won't the pads in the wild pad or in globalized middle class downs that is that this question is in constant with me still about. or remember those old wacky communist countries who constantly boost their numbers to make themselves feel better or who cares if stores are in the end this piece of paper a one hundred thousand tons of potatoes that is good enough for me well now we are in a new age of technology but the same lying to make yourself feel good is still going strong it just moved over to the capitals world the u.s. state department's bureau of international information programs has spent six hundred thirty thousand dollars on facebook advertising campaigns to get fans and
such are the government is out there to buy likes or what a fantastic use of tax dollars but wait maybe i'm being too pessimistic perhaps it worked it really helped spread the message of the u.s. state department effectively wellness victor general's report says that since the advertising campaign started twenty eleven there has been a dramatic increase in users liking state department sites but the problem is that only two percent of them actually use the sites so you get what you pay for a big bag of likes but if you hard core fans probably the most shocking example is a vision of america group in farsi made for a rainy and which has gotten over four hundred twenty thousand members but only one percent of them is actually in iran where for. advertising doesn't even exist that's effective getting lots of likes doesn't mean you are actually reaching people instead of paying for them why not you know get them naturally bar by providing interesting honest content on a regular basis oh wait that takes effort and honesty yeah you know what just keep wasting the tax dollars.